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Document ID (ISN)109581
CIS number 09-541
ISSN - Serial title 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Li X., Sundquist J., Sundquist K.
Title Socioeconomic and occupational groups and risk of asthma in Sweden
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.58, p.161-168. 33 ref.
Internet access http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/kqn009v1 [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate possible associations between hospitalization for asthma, socioeconomic status and occupation in Sweden. A nationwide database was constructed by linking Swedish Census data to the Hospital Discharge Register from 1987 to 2004. The hospital diagnoses of asthma were based on the International Classification of Diseases. Standardized incidence ratios were calculated for different socioeconomic and occupational groups. A total of 13,202 male and 11,876 female hospitalizations for asthma were retrieved for ages above 30 years. The socioeconomic groups with less than nine years of education were associated with a significantly increased risk of hospitalization for asthma. Findings are discussed with reference to specific occupations with increased risk of asthma among men and women.
Descriptors (primary) Sweden; occupation disease relation; social aspects; risk factors; asthma
Descriptors (secondary) diagnosis; hospitals; frequency rates; statistical evaluation; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)